Stanford Art Spaces
September 19, 2003 to November 13, 2003, Stanford Art Spaces features an exhibit by two artists:
San Francisco Focus

Richard Devlin
Paintings & Digital Collages
Dale Perkins

Golden Gate View © 2003

Racing the Fog © 2003

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). It is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
Richard Devlin

Chinatown © 2003

Fishermans Wharf © 2003

Richard Devlin is an artist and former professor of art whose most recent exhibition of paintings was at the San Francisco Arts Commission galleries. He has had many solo exhibitions, mainly in Pennsylvania, where he chaired the Art Department at Carlow College for many years. He now lives in the Bay Area. His San Francisco Plantscapes of the Future are both naïve and sophisticated at the same time. These works take their cue from romantic “ruins” paintings of the past. They are an alternative view of San Francisco, fantasies of a future in which all human activity has ceased and lush plants and flowers replaced it. In them, the city’s landmarks are seen as ruins of the future, nostalgic remnants of the San Francisco of today.

In contrast to the expressive stylization of his Plantscape paintings, Devlin’s Digital Collages reveal a formal, almost classical manner which has also been recurrent in his work . What is perhaps most unique about these photo-based works is their use of images of contemporary artifacts (a motel corridor, a scanned plastic toy) within a classical space where the normal psychological relations between things has nevertheless been transformed.

Dale Perkins

Sailing the Bay © 2003

Go Giants © 2003

Dale Perkins, nationally acclaimed watercolor artist, captures distinct moods in each of his paintings. He paints with vibrant translucent layers of colors that fill his creations with feeling and life. His paintings include scenes of San Francisco (the city in which he was raised), the California Coast, and numerous florals. Dale recently represented the City of San Francisco in a solo Sister City Exhibit in Assisi, Italy. Dale’s watercolors are in personal and corporate collections in Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Italy, and the United States. For ten years he was the designated Decorator Show Place Home illustrator for the American Cancer Society in San Mateo County. He continues to do pen and watercolor illustrations of private homes, city scenes, and corporate buildings.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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